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What is the mean for Framework silicate, sheet silicate,and chain silicate? Give me some examples?

-- XiuLan Liu (, September 29, 2002


Quartz and feldspar are framework silicates. Clay is an example of a sheet silicate. Amphibole is a double chain silicate, and pyroxene has a single chain structure.

We will cover this later in the semester. You don't need to know all the details right now.

-- Sharon Gabel (, September 30, 2002.

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